System76 company is famous for not only being a vendor of Gnu / Linux computers and hardware but also for being one of the first vendors to create a Gnu / Linux distribution for their users and customers.
This is possibly close to over as System76 recently announced that it will become a hardware manufacturerIn other words, it will no longer sell equipment assembled with third-party parts but will instead be a company that sells and distributes its own hardware and software. Almost the same as Microsoft and Apple.Although the Gnu / Linux communities are many and the Internet is based for the most part on servers with Gnu / Linux, the truth is that there are few companies that sell equipment with free software and even fewer that create their own hardware.
But, System76 is not the only company like this. Fortunately we have in Spain two companies that sell equipment with free software and Gnu / Linux distributions and that little by little they are orienting themselves to the world of hardware.
One of them is VantPC that already markets keyboards with the penguin button instead of the Windows button. A customization that after years of existence of Gnu / Linux, did not exist in the market. There is also the case of the Slimbook company. A company that sells and distributes equipment that they have assembled themselves and little by little are also moving towards the world of their own hardware. They have recently put up for sale a 100% Gnu / Linux compatible video game capture device.
The arrival of these companies to the pc market may be late, but this does not mean something negative. I believe that its existence is not only positive for the market but also for make the Gnu / Linux option stronger in the computing world, an option that already exists but still resists in many sectors and areas.